Steven L. Kent, (born on August 28th, 1960) is the son of woodworker Ron Kent, is an American writer, known for both video game journalism and military science fiction novels. In the year 1993, Steven started work as a freelance journalist, writing monthly video game reviews for the Seattle Times. He eventually became a contributor to such video game publications as Electronic Games, Next Generation, and Computer Entertainment News, as well as such mainstream publications as Parade, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, MSNBC, the Japan Times, and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. He also wrote entries on video games for Encarta and the Encyclopedia Americana.
In 2005, Steve announced that he would concentrate on writing novels. In 2006, he published The Clone Republic and Rogue Clone. In 2007, he published The Clone Alliance.
Kent received a B.A. in 1986 and an M.A. in 1990, both from Brigham Young University.